Brenda J. (Martell) Griffin

February 16, 1961 ~ July 17, 2020 (age 59)


Brenda (nee Martell) Griffin, age 59, of the Town of Tonawanda, died Friday, July 17, 2020 at Buffalo General Hospital, after a long illness. Born February 16, 1961 in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, Brenda was devoted to her family and loved adventure and going on vacations. She was a registered nurse and worked at Niagara Rehab Center in Niagara Falls. Brenda especially loved going to the Outer Banks each year with her family, going to Virginia for Columbus Holiday weekend and doing wine tours with her sisters and mother. She loved going to the casino and the comedy club with her husband. All in all, she was a fun loving, hard-working, and kind person.

She is survived by her husband, Junius W. Griffin; her son, Jeremiah (Laurie) Wojtylak of Lexington, South Carolina; four grandchildren, Tyler, Jonathon, Alexis, and Brianna Wojtylak; her parents, Stanley and Joyce (nee Milliron) Martell of Pendleton; and her siblings, Michael (Charlotte) Martell of Pikeville, Kentucky, Rodney (Linda) Martell of South Venice, Florida, Karen (James) Donner of Leon, Kansas, Kathleen (Jeff) Kroe of Lockport, and Melissa (James) Arnold of Winchester, Virginia. Also survived by many nieces and nephews, and her pet cats, Tangie and Zen.

Services are private. If desired, memorials to the family are preferred, a portion of which will be donated to Pets Alive of Western New York.


“A Silent Tear”
Just close your eyes and you will see
All the memories that you have of me
Just sit and relax and you will find
I’m really still there inside your mind
 Don’t cry for me now I’m gone
For I am in the land of song 
There is no pain, there is no fear
So dry away that silent tear 
Don’t think of me in the dark and cold
For here I am, no longer old
I’m in that place that’s filled with love
Known to you all as - up above.
by Gaynor Llewelyn


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